A recent example of the dehumanizing of non-Westerns by denying them moral agency caused me to realize that this is a natural outgrowth of Socialism. After all, isn’t the root concept of Socialism precisely moving the locus of moral agency from individuals to the State? If the State is responsible for everything, including the impact of life decisions on its subjects, then only the State can have moral agency, because moral agency is really the ability to make decisions for which one is responsible. Viewing people as not responsible for their actions is therefore an inevitable artifact of a socialist viewpoint. Applying that to foreigners is then not a big step but just one more little shuffle in the entire dehumanization that is already inherent in Socialism. No wonder it is such a common thing among the MAL and the Tranzis.